The Audi A4 and the Audi A5 seem very different at a first glance. Most Audi A4s are sedans, while the Audi A5 is produced mainly in a coupe version. In this article, we will compare the two models as represented by the 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus and the 2015 Audi A5 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro.
The Audi A4 is a series of compact executive cars manufactured in Germany by Audi AG, the subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. The model is available as a station wagon or as a sedan. The Audi A4 has gained a reputation as an elegant, quiet car with excellent performance and high safety ratings.
The Audi A5 is a series of compact executive cars, which its manufacturer Audi AG launched in 2007. The Audi A5 is a standard Quattro all-wheel-drive, with its coupe and cabriolet versions being comfortable and safe cars. Convertibles are produced only with a soft-top. The engine in the Audi A5 has been a subject to some criticism regarding its comparatively weak performance in the class. Audi marketed the Audi A5 as a not-too-powerful model right from the start, offering customers in need of more speed other options, mainly, the Audi S5 or the Audi RS5.
|2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus||2015 Audi A5 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro|
|Exterior dimensions: 185.1 inch length; 71.9 inch width and 56.2 inch height||Exterior dimensions: 182.1 inch length, 73 inch width and 54 inch height|
|Interior: Sunroof opens fully||Interior: Sunroof opens only an inch.|
|The engine is the 2.0L Turbocharged Gas Inline-4; transmission is 8-speed automatic||The engine is the 2.0L Turbocharged Gas Inline-4; transmission is 6-speed manual|
|The base price is US $37,600||The base price is US $42,300|
|In competition with the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Prius Four||In competition with the BMW 328i and the BMW 550i|
Overview & Style
The Audi A5 coupe is often called “the Audi A4 with two doors.” Despite some of the controversies regarding the difference in the price for essentially the same car, the Audi A5 has something to offer for fastidious car users. The main thing that distinguishes the A5 is its style – it looks slicker, sexier, and more elegant than the Audi A4.
The exterior dimensions
The 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus is bigger than the 2015 Audi A5 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro. The Audi A4 ‘s exterior dimensions are 185.1 inch length; 71.9 inch width and 56.2 inch height, while the Audi A5’s exterior dimensions are 182.1 inch length, 73 inch width and 54 inch height.
Differences in the interior
Interior controls of the two vehicles are essentially the same. Some criticism was received for the sunroof design in the Audi A5. It simply doesn’t open fully, but pops up an inch or so. On the other hand, the Audi A4’s sunroof does open fully.
Differences in the performance
The two models’ engines are identical and both provide 220 hp. There is a difference in drivetrain: while the Audi A4 has 8-speed automatic transmission, the Audi A5 has a 6-speed manual transmission.
Differences in the price
The base price on the 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus is US $ 37,600. The base price on the 2015 Audi A5 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro, on the other hand, is US $42,300.
The Audi A4 is in competition with the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Prius Four, as well as with Audi’s own A3 Premium and the Q5 Premium Plus. The competitors of the Audi A5 Premium Plus, on the other hand, include the BMW 328i and the BMW 550i, as well as Audi’s own Audi A6 Premium.